Capcom Looking to Release Ultra Street Fighter IV on PC Around the Same Time as Console Versions, Transitioning from GFWL to Steam

By on August 13, 2013 at 9:52 pm
usfiv_keyart_logo_r-622

Capcom’s Neidel “Haunts” Crisan recently took to Twitter to discuss the PC version of Ultra Street Fighter IV. When asked if it would be available at the same time as the console releases, Haunts responded with the following:

While this doesn’t necessarily mean that Ultra Street Fighter IV will drop on PC the exact same day as its console counterparts are released, it’s definitely a step up from the huge length of time we’ve seen between them in the past.

Haunts also mentioned that they will be transitioning away from Games for Windows Live in favor of Steam’s online support. More details should be available soon, so stay tuned.

Source: Haunts via NeoGAF

  • EA575

    Yes!

  • Icy_Black_Deep

    Sigh. Instead of press releases we have tweets about “deets” for the PC “ver”.

    • Steven Tyler Parry

      Get with the times old man!
      *grinds away on skateboard wearing bartman shirt*

    • Nael

      You know this isn’t an official announcement, right? It’s just Haunts answering questions over Twitter.

    • O. G. King Haggard

      Would you rather have Haunts say “sorry, can’t say anything,” and no new info (unofficial or otherwise) to surface until the next press release, which may be months away?

      • defghui

        honestly id rather have solid decisions from a press release instead

  • Brad Chanley

    I’m happy that we don’t need GFWL, but I bought the disc version of AE PC.

    • Nael

      Guessing haunts’ inevitable write-up about the PC version will explain what options, if any, existing AE users will have to upgrade.

    • Un weon normal

      Yeah me too, and my brother… damn are we going to have to buy the full game again, now on steam? noooo….

    • Wedge

      Yeah I got a disc copy from Capcom’s store when it was on sale, I ain’t paying $40 for the new version on PC.

    • Danny Craig

      I’m curious about this too.
      I bought AE on steam so hopefully they offer a $10-15 upgrade option for existing steam AE users.

      I ain’t paying $40 for few characters + balance changes.

  • wes yoshida

    “Haunts also mentioned that they will be transitioning away from Games for Windows Live in favor of Steam’s online support. More details should be available soon, so stay tuned.” THANK YOU BASED HAUNTS AND COMBOFIEND

    This means no more boosters, real rankings and probably unlimited replay savings! Goddamn it, this pretty much confirms the PC version will be the best around for this game, 2014 can’t come around soon enough.

    • CAE

      what?

  • Simply Chun-believeable ^_~ ♥♥

    Wow, things have been really looking up for PC players recently with MK, KOF, and this among other great titles. Good for you guys.

  • Edu Alonso Carrasco

    One word: YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • heatEXTEND

    Suck it GFWL

  • will USFIV for PS3 and XBOX360 run on PS4 and Xbox One?

  • SaltyRD

    Thank. God.

  • $19298411

    YES STEAM! THANK YOU!

  • xanderglz

    it is with such rejoice I can say EAT A D1CK MICROSOFT. Now, if you could ONLY, just BARELY, make Ultra an update of an already existing AE, it’d pretty much seal the deal from my side

  • Le Sun

    I have just one question that needs answering:

    Will there be a replay button for online play that is identical to the one in versus mode?

  • BlackMasamune

    Never thought I’d see the day where Capcom would be following SNK’s lead.

  • I expect great things from the modders

  • SavingPrincess

    No GFWL?

    THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU
    THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!

  • PlayDoh003

    What would be REALLY cool is if the GFWL codes could be registered on Steam, giving you access to the steam digital version. Valve has this ability, licensing issues with MS aside. SimBin did that about a year ago for owners who still had their original online codes for the racing sims GTR, GTR2, and GT Legends. I was able to redeem my code for GTR, which is incompatible with Windows versions greater than XP.

  • TiredOcean

    I don’t think that USF4 is going to be using Steamworks. This is just miscommunication due to the fact that Haunts probably doesn’t understand the difference between the Steam Store and Steamworks. I don’t have solid evidence, but you just have to look at the tweets by Haunts:
    “Is “steamworks” the same as a game being on steam?” – no. Someone replies:
    “Aka abandoning GFWL”
    This is the linked tweet, by Haunts in reply:
    “It’s coming to Steam, yes, we’ll be transitioning from GFWL to Steam.” He sounds confused. In any case I get the feeling that Capcom won’t remove GFWL, simply because we can’t have nice things.